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Old 09-23-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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Help wiring ceiling light

I'm trying to wire a ceiling light in my girlfriends house and am having a little trouble.

The incoming wiring comes in from the adjacent room which has a single ceiling light and a single switch on the wall. A 2 wire cable comes off the switch and goes to the ceiling light I am trying to wire. The ceiling light box has 3 two wire cables going into it: the incoming wire, a 2 wire cable going to a duplex receptacle, and a 2 wire cable going to the first 3 way switch that controls the ceiling light in question.

I'm doing something wrong because currently either of the 3 way switches for the hallway light also turn the adjacent room light on and off at the same time. The switch in the adjacent room controls the hallway light the same way.

Secondly, the duplex receptacle is only getting power when I switch the light switches to the off position.

Can anyone offer me any help? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:29 AM   #2
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wylde8: Start by identifying which of the wires in ceiling is the HOT wire, i.e, it remains hot regardless of the position of the hallway switch (most likely a BLACK one). This wire will tie to one of the wires to the room switch and the other switch wire ties to the lamp hot side. Asumedly, the other side of the lamp is correctly tied to neutral.

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